This week in health IT news, cybersecurity remains a focus for many healthcare organizations as Forcepoint CEO Matt Moynahan discusses in a recent podcast how cybersecurity begins from within. A recent study conducted by CynergisTek shows an astounding increase in healthcare cyber crime – up by 320 percent from 2015 to 2016, and news is buzzing around the dark web’s role in data breaches. Also in the news this week, artificial intelligence is making its mark on the healthcare industry and executives are weighing in. Continue reading for more.
Matt Moynahan, CEO of Forcepoint, Shares Views on Practicing Cybersecurity from Within
Matt Moynahan, CEO of Forcepoint shares his reasons for the company’s new focus on helping organizations better understand employee behaviors as the path to robust security. He believes security should be people-centric, include proactive behavior monitoring and points out that monitoring should happen in a respectful way. Moynahan believes “most employees are doing absolutely the right thing.” He says data leakage often stems from simple mistakes. You can listen to the podcast here.
The Dark Web’s Role in Data Breaches
What role is the dark web playing in data security breaches? According to recent news report, healthcare records have been a key economic driver of the Dark Web economy for many years due to the fact that they are such a rich source of very specific personal information that can be used to initiate many types of fraud – from insurance, to identity and tax fraud. In fact, last year, the top ten breaches flooding the Dark Web netted criminals in excess of 13 million records. You can read more about how criminals are using the Dark Web to make money from stolen healthcare data here.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly gaining traction across many industries including healthcare. It was recently reported that the AI market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 62.9 percent from 2016 to 2022, when it’s projected to reach $16.6 billion. So how will this growing phenomenon impact the healthcare industry? Executives from Allscripts, Deloitte, GE Healthcare and other organizations give their insights here.
Recent Report Shows 320 Percent Increase in Healthcare Cyber Attacks
We all know that cybersecurity has only risen in recent years, but to what extent? According to “Breach Report 2016: Protected Health Information,” a study from consulting firm CynergisTek, the number of healthcare providers victimized by hacking attacks rose by 320 percent from 2015 to 2016. “The dramatic increase in hacking attacks in 2016, coupled with the large number of patient records compromised in those incidents, points to a pressing need for providers to take a much more proactive and comprehensive approach to protecting their information assets in 2017 and beyond,” said Dan Berger, Vice President of CynergisTek. You can read the full story here.